, there have been no further reports of cyclists being bikejacked since they caught this crew. I would feel safer on SART than Harbor Blvd. I also do not recommend going out the front of SNA and making a left onto MacArthur. The exit has 3 left turn lanes and MacArthur is like 8 lanes wide through there with no bike lane and multiple lanes getting on the freeway.
I would exit SNA to the south by making a right onto Campus Dr. Then, right on Bristol, right on Red Hill, left on Main, then left on MacArthur. It's the long way around the airport, but safer. From MacArthur (assuming you don't use SART), I would go past Harbor and head up Newhope, then a right on Garden Grove and a left on West Rd. takes to the Conv. Ctr. Newhope has a bike lane north of Slater and it has much less traffic than Harbor.
If you take SART, stay on it until Memory Lane/Garden Grove Blvd. Go west when you exit SART (go under Memory Lane, make a u-turn and then a right onto Memory Lane), and then a right on Lewis, left on Lampson and a right on West up to the convention center.
Late Sunday morning there will be lots of other cyclists and walkers around so you'll be fine on SART.
Last edited by cdp8; 07-13-12 at 02:50 PM.